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A section for posts relating to applications for Naturalisation or Registration as a British Citizen. Naturalisation

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Jangjang » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:57 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 Years Long Residence + 4 Year ILR
Language Criteria: PhD Degree (UK University)
Nationality: Non-EU Citizen + 1 kid born in the UK + 1 kid born outside the UK + My wife
Method of application: Online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 24-07-2018
Date of acknowledgement: 24-07-2018 (received as an email)
Date of the Biometric letter issued: 24-07-2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 27-07-2018
Date of NDRS/JCAP appointment: 27-07-2018
Date of Documents received by HO: 31-07-2018
Date on Approval letter:01-10-2018
Date of receipt of approval:03-10-2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Not yet
Date of Ceremony: Not yet
Date of Passport Application: 27-07-2018
Date of debit of fees: 24-07-2018
Date Passport to be received: Not yet

We were requested to send school attendance record for the kid born outside the UK because the passport expired in 2016. My wife's ESOL expired after 2 years and we did not realise. We were asked to send a valid English language qualification within 14 days. My wife did the B1 SELT test at Trinity college and sent the successful provisional test result with a covering letter before receipt of the certificate. Please note ESOL is not accepted as a valid English language qualification especially if it is more than 2 years and not taken from an approved SELT centre.

This is the best forum for immigration issues. Wish you all good luck. Many thanks.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by PS00427 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:21 pm

Eligibility criteria: Refugee ILR (2 months)+ Married BC
Language Criteria: Master Degree (UK University)
Nationality : Iranian
Method of application: Online + NDRS
Date of application: 08-07-2018 Online application
Date of acknowledgement: 09-07-2018 (received as an email)
Date of debit of fees for application: 09-07-2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 08-07-2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 12-07-2018
Date of NDRS/JCAP appointment: 10-07-2018
Date of Documents received by HO:12-07-2018
Date on Approval letter:06-09-2018
Date of receipt of approval:10-09-2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:10-09-2018
Date of Ceremony: 26-09-2018 (private)
Date of Passport Application: 08-07-2018
Date of debit of fees:22-09-2018
Date Passport to be received:AWAITING
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Ebonygirl » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:49 pm

Ebonygirl wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:48 pm
Ebonygirl wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:32 pm
Eligibility: Refugee + 5 year Ilr
Language Criteria: Trinity B1 and LIfe in UK
Nationality : Non Eu
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 09-07-2018
Date of acknowledgement: 23-07-2018 (received as an email)
Date of Biometric letter issued: 23-07-2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 26-07-2018
Date of Documents received by HO: 10-07-2018
Date on Approval letter: 01/09/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 14/09/2018 😁
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 14/09/2018
Date of Ceremony: 18/09/2018 (Private)
Date of Passport Application: 19/09/2018 (online)
Date of debit of fees: 19/09/2018
Date Passport to be received 3/10/2018
Goodluck Everyone! And thank you to all those who post their timelines. It’s a great help during this anxious wait!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by dadageer » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:27 pm

FINAL UPDATE:

My wife's application:

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years + Spouse of BC
Language Criteria: LIUK + Trinity College GESE 5
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 19/07/2018
Payment method: Debit card
Date of acknowledgement email/letter: 19/07/2018 (case Id given)
Date of debit of fees: 19/07/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 19/07/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled:20/07/2018
NDRS appointment:25/07/2018
Date on Approval letter:04/09/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 10/09/2018 (2nd class post hence took time)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 14/09/2018 (Public ceremony 01/11/2018)
Date of Ceremony: 26/09/2018 (Private)
Date of Passport Application: 19/07/2018
Date of debit of passport fee: 29/08/2018
Date Passport to be received: 03-10-2018
Not all those who wander are lost...

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by vaibhavg18mau » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:08 am

vaibhavg18mau wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:22 pm
vaibhavg18mau wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:07 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 year + 1 year ILR
Language Criteria: UK asters Degree
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: Online + NDRS + JCAP (Windsor council)
Date of application: 21/08/18
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 22/08/18 (via email in junk email)
Date of debit of fees: 21/08/18
Date of Biometric letter issued: 21/08/18
Date of biometric letter received: 21/08/18
Date Biometrics enrolled: 21/08/18
Date NDRS+JCAP appointment: 24/08/2018
Date Home office received documents: 25/08/2018
Date on Approval letter: No letter received (only ceremony invitation letter dated 21-Sep-2018.)
Date of receipt of approval: No letter (only ceremony invitation letter dated 21-Sep-2018)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 01-Oct-2018. (date on ceremony letter 21-Sep-2018)
Date of Ceremony: 15-Oct-2018
Date of Passport Application: 24/08/18
Date of debit of fees: 12/09/2018
Date Passport to be received: Pending
Note- Looking at the approval date on the letter it took only 28 calendar days for my approval. More updates will follow soon once I book ceremony. Good luck all.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Pras2016 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:12 pm

Pras2016 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:41 pm
Eligibility Criteria: 5 Years + 1YR ILR
Language Criteria: UK Masters Degree + LIUK test
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online + NCS
Date of application: 07/08/2018
NDSR Appointment: 14/08/2018
Date Received by HO: 16/08/2018
Payment method: Credit card
Date of debit of fees: 07/08/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 08/08/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 07/08/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 07/08/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 09/08/2018
Date on Approval letter: 12/09/2018
Date of receipt of approval letter by: 24/09/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 27/09/2018
Date of Ceremony: 02/10/2018 :D :D
Date of Passport Application: 14/08/2018
Text message from HMPO: 06/09/2018
Date of debit of passport fee: 06/09/2018
Date Passport to be received: Pending :?:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Karim29 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:23 pm

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Eligibility Criteria: 5years+
Language Criteria: Trinity College + LIUK test
Nationality: 👍
Method of application: Myself
Date of application:23/06/2018
Date Received by HO : 26/06/2018
Payment method: Hard copy
Date of debit of fees: 27/07/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 16/07/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 30/07/2018
Date of Biometric letter received: 02/08/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 02/08/2018
Date on Approval letter: 15/08/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 16/08/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 17/08/2018
Date of Ceremony: 17/08/2018
Date of passport: 04/10/2018
Thanks guys for the updates I’m glad to say my waiting is finally over. Now what’s left to book holidays 😁 good luck to you all waiting. It may seem like a long process but it’s worth waiting😁😁☺️😒

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Sam1140 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:09 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years Leave to remain Refugee+ 1 Year ILR
Language Criteria: Masters degree
Nationality: Non-European
Method of application: Online application + NCS
Date of application: 11 June 2018
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgment: 12 June 2018
Date of debit of fees: 11 June 2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 11 June 2018
Date of Biometric letter received: 11 June 2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 12 June 2018
Date on Approval letter: 27 Sept 2018
Date of receipt of approval: 06 Oct 2018

Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application: 13 June 2018
Date of debit of Passport fees: 24 July 2018
Date Passport to be received:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CR001 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:12 pm

Discretion wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:50 pm
I don't really understand all this moderators, any time I ask members question moderators always remove it, what hv I done wrong in this forum.
This is a TIMELINE ONLY topic. ANY questions, chit chat and discussion will be deleted!! Page 1 of this topic states this very clearly!!
geriatrix wrote:
Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:56 pm
Interested members can post their naturalisation application processing timelines here for the benefit of others.

Please include the following details when posting in this topic:

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: (e.g.- 4/5yr + 1yr ILR; 3yr spouse of BC; 10yr + 1yr ILR; legacy + ILR; etc.)
Method of application: NCS (council name) or Postal
Date of receipt by UKBA:
Date of debit of fees:
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

Other Updates: If you wish to provide interim updates (e.g. - when you called UKBA for status, and what information you were given), please edit your original post to include the following:
Interim Updates
Date: Description



Do not make more than one post in the topic. If writing initial post before the process is complete), please edit the original post to update - do not create a new post for every update. This will help members looking for approx. timeslines to figure out end-to-end processing time of a given application(s) at one place itself.
Remember the page number of this topic that you are making your post in .. or .. use the search function to find your post in this topic.




Please refrain from chattering in this topic. To keep it high-value, please just read it and only post when you have an update to provide (timelines only).
Queries, pleasantries, off-topic posts, duplicate posts, multiple posts relating to the same application, request for updates, posts enquiring about current timelines, etc. are not be posted, will be deleted without notice, and members posting irrelevant posts in this topic that require moderators to waste their time in cleaning up the topic may have their access restricted.


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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by a_schmidt » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:35 pm

Eligibility Criteria: 5 years + 1 year PR
Language Criteria: UK Masters Degree + LIUK test (missing certificate)
Nationality: EU (Germany)
Method of application: Online + NCS + JCAP
Date of application: 18 Sep 2018
NDSR Appointment: 19 Sep 2018
Date Received by HO: n.a.
Payment method: Credit card
Date of debit of fees: 18 Sep 2018
Date of acknowledgement: 19 Sep 2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 18 Sep 2018
Date of biometric letter received: 18 Sep 2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 22 Sep 2018
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval letter by:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application: 19 Sep 2018
Date of debit of passport fee: 03 Oct 2018
Date Passport to be received:

Missing LIUK test certificate, my neighbour also had it missing in a recent application and it all went well. The Home Office is yet to get back to me on that, if they will. Let's see, hopefully not! :)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by salmnk » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:26 am

Eligibility Criteria: 5 Years Tier Route + 1YR ILR
Language Criteria: Masters Degree/ Life in the UK test
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online Application + NDRS
Date of application: 2 Aug 2018
Payment method: Payment Slip (Card details provided)
Date Received by HO: 03 Aug 2018
Date of acknowledgement: 03 Aug 2018
Date of debit of fees: 03 Aug 2018 (1330£)
Date of NDRS Appointment:06 Aug 2018
Date of NDRS Fee:06 Aug 2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 2 Aug 2018
Date of Biometric letter received: 2 Aug 2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 3 Aug 2018
Date Biometrics Fee: 6 Aug 2018
Date Supporting Docs Received by HO : 07:37 07-Aug-2018
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:06 Aug 2018
Date of Passport Fee:06 Aug 2018
Date of debit of Passport fee: 29 Aug 2018
Date passport received:

I am still waiting for approval from HO. Its almost 2 months and 1 week now.

Thanks

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Soon2bBrit2018 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:02 am

Number of Applicants: 2 (Husband and Wife)
Eligibility Criteria: 5 Years + 1YR ILR
Language Criteria: Trinity B1 + LIUK test
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online application - NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 05/08/2018
NDRS Appointment: 06/08/2018 (Edinburgh)
Date Received by HO: 07/08/2018
Payment method: Debit card
Date of debit of fees: 05/08/2018 (cleared on 06/08/2018)
Date of acknowledgement: 06/08/2018 (both applicants)
Date of Biometric letter issued: 05/08/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 05/08/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 06/08/2018
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval letter:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application: 06/08/2018
Text message from HMPO:
Date of debit of passport fee: 30/08/2018 (cleared on 31/08/2018)
Date Passport to be received:

It has been over 2 months now and still no sign yet of a brown envelope from the Home Office.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Abdo73 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:16 am

Eligibility criteria: 13 years + 1 year ILR
Language Criteria: UKMasters degree + LIUK test
Nationality : Non EU
Date of application: 12/08/2018
Method of application:Online NDRS & JCAP Sheffield council
Date of NDRS appointment: 15/08/2018
Payment method: Credit card
Date of debit of fees: 12/08/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 13/08/2018 email
Date of Biometric letter issued: 12/08/2018 email
Date Biometrics enrolled: 13/08/2018
Date on Approval letter: 23 /09/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 27/09/2018 :lol: :lol:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 28/09/2018
Date of Ceremony: 03/10/2018
Date of Passport Application: 15/08/2018
Date of debit of passport fees: 05/09/2018
Date Passport received: 10/10/2018


All the best of luck to you all !

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by hay85 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:56 am

Feeling very stressed at present due to the length this is taking. :|

Eligibility criteria: 20 Years - Leave to Remain 12 Years. Married to British Citizen
Language Criteria: Life in the UK Test
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Method of application: Postal Application via Solicitor
Date of application: 10 July 2018
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 25 July 2018
Date of debit of fees: 25 July 2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 25 July 2018
Date of Biometric letter received: 27 July 2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 27 July 2018
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of Passport fees:
Date Passport to be received:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by bern541 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:41 pm

bern541 wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:12 pm
bern541 wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:04 pm
Eligibility criteria: 14 years ILR
Language Criteria: UK degree
Nationality : Ghanaian
Method of application: Online Application
Date of application: 01/06/18
Payment method: Debit card (£1330)
Date of acknowledgement:
Date of debit of fees: 01/06/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 01/06/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 01/06/2018
Date on Approval letter: 17/07/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 19/07/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 30/07/2108
Date of Ceremony:08/08/2018
Date of Passport Application:08/08/2018
Date Passport received: 28/08/2018

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Chychy96 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:52 am

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 4 years + 4 years indefinite.
English test + life in the Uk: B1 grade 5 + Passed.
Method of application: Ncs postal
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Date of application: 05 October 2018
Date of receipt by UKBA: 08 October 2018
Date of debit of fees: TBC
Date of receipt of acknowedgement: TBC
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ladycroft » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:39 am

ladycroft wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:20 pm
Eligibility criteria: 10 years + 3 years permanent resident card holder
Language Criteria: Trinity College B1 ISE 1
Nationality : EU
Method of application: Document checking Service Hammersmith & Fulham Council
Date of application: 31/07/2018 online
Payment method: Debit card
Date of debit of fees: 01/08/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 01/08/2018 email
Date of Biometric letter issued: 31/07/2018 email
Date Biometrics enrolled: 02/08/2018
Date of ceremony invitation (and approval) letter: 11/09/2018 :D
Date of Ceremony: 27/09/2018
Date of Passport Application: 30/09/2018
Date Passport received: waiting
They did not accept the photo I attached with the passport application because it was the same photo attached with citizenship application. I submitted a new photo and now awaiting response.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by patifs » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:51 pm

Eligibility criteria: > 5 years resident (spouse of British citizen)
Language criteria met:TRINITY COLLEGE +LIFE IN THE UK CERTIFICATE
Nationality: NON EU
Method of application: online + nationality document return servivce
Date of application: 23/06/2018
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 28/06/2018
Date money gone off account: 23/06/2018 (passaport fee 08/08/2018)
Date of letter requesting biometrics: done together with online application
Biometrics done:22/06/2018
Date of approval: 10/09/2018
Date of ceremony: 11/10/2018
Date applied for passports: applied at the same time
Date passports received:waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ChelseaDia23 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:18 pm

Eligibility criteria: IRL + 10 Years Residence
Language Criteria: Degree + Life In The UK + Diploma
Nationality : Zimbabwean
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 7th April
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of documents sent: 16th April
Date of acknowledgement: 11th May (via email)
Date of debit of fees: 7th April
Date of Biometric letter issued: 7th April
Request for further evidence: 9th July
Evidence sent: 19th July
Date of Approval letter: 26th July
Citizenship Invitation: 27th July
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 6th August
Date of Ceremony: 12th September (Group)
Date of Passport Application: 26th September (Online)
Date of debit of fees:26th September
Evidence for passport sent: 3rd October
Date Passport received: 12th October

Good luck all. Just be patient and fingers crossed
If you have any questions feel free to ask PM

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Kyiyah0013 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:53 pm

Eligibility Criteria: 5 Years + 1YR ILR
Language Criteria: UK Masters Degree + LIUK test
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 01/10/2018
Date Received by HO: 05/10/2018
Payment method: Credit card
Date of debit of fees:
Date of acknowledgement:
Date of Biometric letter issued:
Date of biometric letter received:
Date Biometrics enrolled:
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval letter by:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of passport fee:
Date Passport to be received:

I hope that the process will not take more than 3 months to review my application

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